ABB takes the lead at Global Water Leakage Summit

ABB to be main sponsor at leading water leakage event ABB will again be taking the role of the lead sponsor at the seventh Global Water Leakage Summit, being held at the Thistle Marble Arch, London 17th-18th March.

As a leading supplier of technology for water and wastewater treatment and distribution applications, ABB has been involved with the event since its inception. Started in 2008, the Global Water Leakage Summit provides a forum for leakage practitioners from around the world to demonstrate and exchange best practice around tackling leakage in water distribution networks.

“Continued increases in the world’s population are putting ever greater pressure on the availability of water for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes,” says Tim Door, UK and Ireland General Sales Manager for ABB’s Measurement and Analytics business. “Water distribution networks worldwide need to be prepared for every eventuality, from adverse weather through to unforeseen growth in demand. The best way to do this is to make sure they are using water as effectively as possible.

By showcasing the latest thinking in the control and measurement of water leakage, the Summit is a great tool for exchanging ideas on how to provide an abundant supply of high quality, treated water whilst remaining profitable.”

Tim Door will be chairing panel discussions on day two of the event, which will cover topics including smart networks, integrated network management and advanced metering.

Dr Ray Keech, Development Manager – Flow Products for ABB Measurement and Analytics, will also be present on day two, presenting on ABB’s development of the world’s first DNP3 WITS (Water Industry Telemetry Standard) flowmeter.

As well as sponsoring the event, ABB will also be exhibiting its latest flow measurement technology that can be used to accurately pinpoint water leakage. Products on show at ABB’s stands (stands 14 and 15) will include the WaterMaster and AquaMaster 3 flowmeter with WITS.

The WaterMaster is ABB’s MCERTified, world class flowmeter for water and wastewater applications. With a wide flow range and unsurpassed accuracy, WaterMaster improves control and quality for applications in water treatment works and now features Profibus communications. A key feature is its revolutionary octagonal internal bore design that reduces sensitivity to flow profile disturbances. This results in outstanding performance in less than ideal installation conditions, allowing the flowmeters to meet the most stringent internal accuracy standards. Its buriable sensor eliminates the need for expensive meter chambers thereby providing a long, productive and maintenance-free asset life.

The AquaMaster 3 with WITS DNP3 based open protocol offers access to a raft of operational and maintenance data, including advanced diagnostics. Based on tried and tested network technology originally designed for process automation in electrical utility applications, WITS DNP3 enables communication between different types of data acquisition and control equipment. Using the AquaMaster 3 with WITS, users can now download a high speed, high resolution log to investigate any water network anomalies in conjunction with detection methods such as step testing, burst / pressure transients or nightline monitoring.

Coupled with the AquaMaster 3’s unrivalled accuracy across an extremely wide range, plus a range of power options including wind and solar, the flowmeter provides a powerful tool in the fight against water leakage.

Another highlight will be the Gala Dinner event at the end of the first day of the event. Open to all delegates, the dinner will feature a charity auction on behalf of WaterAid, which works to provide the world’s poorest people with safe domestic water and sanitation and education on hygiene.

As key event on the water industry calendar, the Global Water Leakage Summit has established itself as a highly successful platform for raising awareness of water leakage issues. For more information, including how to register, visit

For more information about ABB’s range of products and services for leakage management, please visit Alternatively, please call 0870 600 6122 or email ref. ‘leakage management’.

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